Now Playing in Indiana:
April 17th, 7:00 pm, La Porte County Symphony Orchestra welcomes La Porte native and Guest Conductor, Gary Thor Wedow. In-person concert at Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, La Porte. $18-$20. FYI 219-362-9020 or www.lcso.net
Now Playing in Illinois:
Online Theater - Single Dates:
April 18th, 6:30pm, Reading of "Wright/Rand" with live post-show discussion, streaming through April 22nd, Northlight’s Interplay New Play Development program. Free (donations suggested), but registration required to receiver viewing link. FYI www.northlight.org/events/interplay-wright-rand/
April 20th, 7:00 pm, Live Virtual Reading of "Speech and Debate" Pride Arts. $10.00. FYI (773)857-0222 or www.pridearts.org
April 23rd, 7:00 pm, "A Heap See" Sideshow Theatre's House Party Series. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org.
Online Theater - Limited Run
April 2021, "Where We Stand" a filmed play by Donnetta Lavinia Grays (run time 70 minutes), Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage, Virtual Membership $75. FYI (312) 335-1650, or www.steppenwolf.org/now.
**** Through April 18th, "How Do We Navigate Space?" Strawdog Theatre Company, will stream daily from 12 pm (noon) to 12 am (midnight) CST. Pay-what-you-can, $15 suggested. FYI www.strawdog.org.
Through April 18th, "Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway" Porchlight Theatre's virtual fundraising concert, available for streaming. Tickets $25-$2500. FYI www.porchlightmusictheatre.com.
Through April 18th, Auditorium Theatre spotlights American Ballet Theatre (ABT), ABT Live from City Center | A Ratmansky Celebration, Video on Demand, $25 per household. FYI https://nycc.vhx.tv/checkout/abt-live-from-city-center/purchase?campaign....
Through April 18th, "Artist Descending A Staircase" a radio play by Tom Stoppard, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Free for listening on demand. Registration required. FYI www.RemyBumppo.org
Through April 25th, "Smokefall" by Noah Haidle, Goodman Theatre's Encore. Closed captioning provided in English. Streaming free and on demand. Reservations available now at www.GoodmanTheatre.org/Encore. FYI www.goodmantheatre.org.
Through April 25th, "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast" College of DuPage, McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Filmed and produced on Zoom. $16 per household. FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.
Through April 25th, "Murder for Two" TheatreSquared. Streaming on demand. Tickets start at $20. FYI (479) 777-7477 or www.theatre2.org.
Through April 30th, "Daddy Long Legs" Towle Theater, virtual event. Online ticketing March 8th. $21 (plus fees) for an individual, $45 (plus fees) for a household and $90 (plus fees) for an Angel. FYI (219) 937-8780 or www.towletheater.org.
Through April 30th, Six Episode Audio Drama, "Miss Holmes" Lifeline Theatre. Name-Your-Price (suggested donation of $20). Password to private webpage where episodes will be available for listening. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Through May 2nd, Hammaad Chaudry’s "Security" Kane Repertory Theatre. Premieres online now plans for an in-person production when it is safe to do so. $25 per household ($10 per adult, $8 per senior, $5 per student). FYI www.kanerepertorytheatre.com/box-office.
Through May 16th, "New Faces Sing Broadway 1961" Porchlight Music Theatre, filmed on-site at Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theatre, Available for streaming beginning Friday, April 16 at 12 p.m. $25-$50. FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.porchlightmusictheatre.org.
**** Through May 21st, "Doll Face Has a Party!" Live-Streaming on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre, CCT's YouTube Channel. Free. FYI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClI9nwq0sLwmxnSC8xvN9lw
**** Through June 28th, Mondays at 8:00 pm "That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay" PlayMakers Laboratory. Streams Mondays at 8 pm CST via Patreon. $2-$4. FYI www.playmakerslab.org.
Through August 31st, "What is Left, Burns" a filmed play (run time - 20 minutes) by James Ijames, Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage. Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions. FYI www.steppenwolf.org/now.
Through August 31st, "Wally World" a two-act radio play by Isaac Gomez, Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage. Virtual memberships, $75, access to 6 productions. FYI www.steppenwolf.org/now.
**** Through September 10th, "My Magic Breath" Live-Streaming on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre, CCT's YouTube Channel. Free. FYI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClI9nwq0sLwmxnSC8xvN9lw
Through November, 2023, Dael Orlandersmith’s "Until the Flood" Goodman Theatre in partnership with All Arts—the free broadcast and digital platform dedicated to the arts—and New York’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and six U.S. regional theaters, including A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle); Center Theatre Group (Los Angeles); Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Portland Center Stage (Oregon); and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Free. FYI www.allarts.org.
Online Theater - Open Run:
**** Open Run, "The Plane That Took A Train" New Musical Play Podcast Six-episode available to listen on all podcast platforms including Apple and Spotify. $5 suggested donation. FYI https://theplanethattookatrain.com/
**** Open Run, "Maybe Something Beautiful" Chicago Children's Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association with promotional partner, The Chicago Public Library. 13-minute video will be posted on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre and CSOtv for free, on-demand viewing for children and families in Chicago and around the world.
Open Run, "The Summer of Daisy Fay" New American Folk Theatre's Season of Audio Theatre. Available for audio download. $10. FYI www.newamericanfolktheatre.org.
Open Run, "BEING THE DREAM" a celebration of Black History Month" The Drama Group. Virtual celebration of African American life, talent, and culture. Free. FYI www.dramagroup.org.
**** Open Run, Imagine U Storytime, Northwestern theater students, faculty, and alumni share weekly stories for young audiences. Free and available on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnnywRBuUnwmsuKoOq5JnbjmUACcehPM8
Open Run, "The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral" 30 digital plays in 60 minutes, Live-Streaming weekly from The Neo-Futurist Theater, Chicago. Tickets start at $3 per week. FYI www.neofuturists.org/events/the-infinite-wrench-goes-viral/.
Open Run, "The Happiest Place on Earth" Live-Streaming from Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago. Pay what you wish. FYI www.sideshowtheatre.org/stream.
Open Run, World Premiere, "Masque of the Red Coronavirus" free live-streaming. Black Button Eyes, Chicago. FYI www.blackbuttoneyes.com/masque-of-the-red-coronavirus.
Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME: A GREEN THEATRE FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com
Open Run, PLAY(S) AT HOME, A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL, Live-Streaming from Connective Theater Company, Chicago. Free. FYI www.connectivetheatrecompany.com
Open Run, "Out of Touch" Live-Streaming from Annoyance Theatre, Chicago. Suggested donation, $5.00. FYI www.theannoyance.com/lockin.
**** Open Run, "Stupid Shakespeare's Merchant of Sesame Street" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available on Patreon. Access to all stage productions recordings: $5 FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, "Stupid Shakespeare's Super Richard World III" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Recommended for Ages 16 years +, Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, "Improvised Star Trek: The Lost Episode" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, "Geekspeare's The Tragedy of Johnny and Lisa" Part I & Part II Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on Patreon and YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, Every Sunday at 7 p.m., "Improvised Dungeons and Dragons" Otherworld Theatre Company, Available online on YouTube. Free. FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, Every Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m., "Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic" Available on Facebook. Everyone may submit 3-5 minute video performances to email@example.com to be featured on our Theatre of Ted Digital Open Mic. This isn't limited to comedy; all performance art welcome! FREE FYI www.OtherWorldTheatre.org
Open Run, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 & 9:30, "Virtual ComedySportz" ComedySportz, Available on Zoom. FREE, donations welcome. FYI www.cszchicago.com.
Open Run, Monday through Friday at 2:00, Laugh Factory Live, Live-Streaming from the Laugh Factory, Chicago. FREE. FYI www.youtube.com/user/TheLaughFactory.
Until Theater Returns, "The Liminal Space" Court Theatre will live-stream their empty stage for quiet meditation. FYI www.CourtTheatre.org/theliminalspace
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